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1. About the Costa Rican Tourist Board


- Association Charter of the Costa Rican Tourist Board

No. 1917 of July 29 of 1955, published in La Gaceta No. 175 of August 9 of 1955.

2. About the tourist companies


2.1. Tourist Declaratory

- Regulations for Tourism Companies and Activities

Executive Decree No. 25226-MEIC-TUR of March 15 of 1996, Published in La Gaceta No.121 of June 26 of 1996, reformed by Executive Decree NO. 26843-MEIC-TUR, of March 2 of 1998, published in La Gaceta No. 75 of April 20 of 1998 and by Decree No. 29058-MEIC-TUR of November 6 of 2000, published in La Gaceta No. 220 of November 16 of 2000.

2.2. Lodging companies

- Regulation for Tourist Lodging Companies

Executive Decree No. 11217-MEIC of February 25 of 1980, published in La Gaceta No. 48 of March 7 of 1980, Partly amended by Executive Decree No. 26842-MEIC-TUR Of March 2 of 1998, published in La Gaceta No. 82 of April 29 of 1998 And by Executive Decree no. 13513-MEIC of April 13 of 1982 published in La Gaceta No. 86 of May 6 of 1982.

- Regulation Ruling the Concession of Patents and Functioning Permits of Casinos

Decree No. 20224-G of January 15 of 1991, published in La Gaceta No. 26 of February 6 of 1991, amended by Executive Decree Nº 25228 of May 27 of 1996. In use of the faculties conferred by article 140, clauses 3) and 18) of the Political Constitution.

2.4. Regulations for Incentives - Tourist Contract

- Law of Incentives for Tourism Development

Law No. 6990 of July 5 of 1985, published in La Gaceta No. 143 of July 30 of 1985, amended by Law No. 7293 denominated "Regulatory Law of all Valid Exoneration, its Derogatory and its Exceptions", published in La Gaceta No. 66 of April 3 of 1992 and by law No. 8114 published in Alcance No. 53 of La Gaceta No. 131 of July 9 of 2001.

- Regulation for the Law of Incentives for the Tourist Development

Executive Decree No. 24863-H-TUR of December 5 of 1995, published in La Gaceta No. 22 of January 31 of 1996, amended by Executive Decree No. 29215-H-MEIC-TUR of January 19 of 2001, published in La Gaceta No.27 of February 7 of 2001 and by Executive Decree No. 29579-H-TUR published in Alcance No. 41-A to La Gaceta No. 110 of June 8 of 2001.

2.5. Regulation for Adventure Tourism companies

- Regulation for the Operation of Adventure Tourism Activities

Executive Decree No.29421-MEIC-TUR of March 23 of 2001, published in La Gaceta No. 77 of April 23 of 2001, amended by Executive Decree No. 31095-MECI-S-TUR of January seventeen of 2001, published in La Gaceta No. 63 of March 31 of 2003.

3. Regulations for the Maritime-Terrestrial Zone (coastal areas)


- Law of the Maritime and Terrestrial Zone

Law No. 6043 of March 2, 1977, published in Alcance No.36 of La Gaceta No. 52 of March 16 of 1977

- Regulation of the Law of the Maritime and Terrestrial Zone

No. 7841-P of December 16 of 1977, published in La Gaceta No. 3 of January 4 of 1978.

4. Laws for the Tourist Pole of the Gulf of Papagayo


- Regulatory Law for the Development and Execution of the Tourist Project Gulf of Papagayo

No. 6758 of May 6 of 1982, published in La Gaceta No. 122 of June 25 of 1982.

- By law of the regulatory law of the tourist Pole of Gulf of Papagayo

No. 25439-MP-TUR of August 27 of 1996, published in La Gaceta No. 173 of September 11 of 1996, amended by Executive Decree No. 29794-MP-TUR of August 30 of 2001, published in La Gaceta No. 180 of September 19 of 2001 and amended by Executive Decree No. 30259-MP-TUR of February 21 of 2002, published in Alcance No.28 of La Gaceta No. 67 of April 8 of 2002.

5. Requirements for the tourist marinas


- The Marinas Concession and Operation Law

Law No. 7744 of December 19 of 1997, published in La Gaceta No. 26 of February 6 of 1998.

- Regulation to the Law on Concession and Functioning of Tourist Marinas

Decree No. 27030-TUR-MINAE-S-MOPT of May of 1998, published in La Gaceta No. 96 of May 20 of 1998, amended by Decree No. 27954-MINAE-S-MOPT of June 17 of 1999, published in La Gaceta No. 129 of July 5 of 1999.

6. Fishing and Aquaculture Law


- Fishing and Aquaculture Law.



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